Writing–if you didn’t start out odd, you will be by the time you finish a book. If someone told me years ago that I’d be 1) no longer an archaeologist 2) living in New Jersey 3) divorced and remarried 4) working as a bureaucrat and 5) writing romances… Not.
Now that I write, I’m not easily surprised by the things I do. Search the internet for snappy shoes? A lovely vacation spot? Nope. Looking for plans for a dirigible on my lunch hour. Because my characters are going to Egypt in one. Hell.